Only half of U.S. children are being raised by their married parents

 One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their married biological parents throughout their childhood…

With lower marriage rates in the U.S., declining rates of children living with married parents are not a surprising find for researchers…

The report also highlighted the “abundant evidence” that children fare better when both of their biological, married parents raise them throughout childhood.

“As shown in numerous analytic studies, students with stably-married parents are more likely to do well in school and less likely to cut classes, repeat grades, be suspended or expelled, or drop out,” the report said.

“Rich or poor, this is a type of advantage which parents from all social classes can bestow upon their children: the privilege of growing up in a stable, married two-parent family.”

The authors advised that American society would do well to place more efforts in promoting the marital privilege of parents for children in the country, saying the success and future of children will depend on it.

“Because the type of family in which children are raised matters a great deal to their well-being and future success, we should seek ways to enable less-educated and less-affluent parents to raise their children together in a stable family.”

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